Haqqani Network claims responsibility for Sabari blast

Release No: UNRELEASED March 12, 2008 PRINT | E-MAIL

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (March 10,2008) – The leader of the Haqqani Network claimed responsibility for the Sabari District Center suicide bombing attack March 3, which killed two ISAF servicemembers.

Siraj Haqqani, the leader of the Haqqani Network, took responsibility for the attack wounding dozens of Afghan civilians and promised more suicide bombings in Khowst Province.

Haqqani said to reporters the truck that damaged an ISAF security outpost at the district center was loaded with explosives, drums of petrol, gas cylinders and mines.   

“The Coalition condemns any attacks targeting innocent Afghan civilians and we are saddened by the pain these types of acts cause the people of Afghanistan,” said Army Col. David Anders, director of Combined Joint Task Force-82 operations.

“Haqqani’s adoption of foreign suicide tactics are only harming innocent civilians.”

Haqqani, who has become the most dangerous Taliban leader in Afghanistan, is self-claimed as the mastermind of the attack.

Contact Information – CJTF-82 Public Affairs Office Tel – 0093-799-063-013DSN: 318-431-7852bagrammoc@afghan.swa.army.mil